Sunday, January 27, 2008

Another cyclone? As if life isn't hard enough already!

from w
A writer on a forum about Fiji who lives in Taveuni said it's been gale conditions or worse all day and the weather bureau warnings are half a day late!

mid-afternoon in Fiji today:
Cyclone Gene heads towards Viti Levu
Publish date/time: 28/01/2008 [15:20]

People living in Viti Levu are advised to take precautions now as Tropical Cyclone Gene is heading towards the main island of the Fiji group.

Deputy Director of the Nadi Weather Office, Alipate Waqaicelua said the rough estimate of Tropical Cyclone Gene is 178.5 East and 17.0 South or 90 kilometers South West of Labasa or about 150 kilometers North East of Nadi.

Tropical Cyclone Gene is currently moving in a South West direction at 20 kilometers per hour.

People likely to get affected on Gene's current path will be those living in Viti Levu, Western part of Vanua Levu, Lomaiviti, the Yasawas and Mamanucas.


meg said...

oh man!! tomorrow was meant to be the kids first day back at school!!!

Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

Hello Meg,
Are you living in Lautoka or near there? I hope you are all safe today with this wild wind. My grandchildren in Suva went back to school last week. I have posted a story from Taveuni so it tells it like it is for people there with today's Cyclone Gene.

meg said...

Hi Wendy, that's a very interesting story. We're out in the Mamanuca's on Treasure/Eluvuka Is. It was still completely calm here at 10pm, but the wind and rain have started up in the last 30mins. From the Taveuni story I'd say definitely no school boat tomorrow! (they go to ISN)